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Stanley Cup Final

Oshie, Capitals have good luck charm during Stanley Cup Final

Playoff run provides diversion for 10-year-old girl with cancer

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / Staff Writer

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Addy Flint had a busy week at school, so she was unable to stay awake for the end of the first two games of the Stanley Cup Final last week.

But that wasn't a concern for the 10-year-old from Alexandria, Virginia during the Washington Capitals' 3-1 win against the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 3 of the best-of-7 series Saturday. She watched it with her family and friends who celebrated the Capitals' first-ever home victory in the Cup Final.

Flint's friend, Capitals forward T.J. Oshie, assisted on Evgeny Kuznetsov's winning goal at 12:50 of the second period.

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Masterton Trophy

Boyle, Luongo, Jordan Staal named Masterton finalists

Trophy honoring perseverance, dedication to hockey will be presented at NHL Awards on June 20

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL /

NEW YORK -- Forward Brian Boyle of the New Jersey Devils, goaltender Roberto Luongo of the Florida Panthers and forward Jordan Staal of the Carolina Hurricanes are the three finalists for the 2017-18 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, which is awarded "to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey," the National Hockey League announced today.

The local chapters of the Professional Hockey Writers Association (PHWA) submitted nominations for the Masterton Trophy at the conclusion of the regular season and the top three vote-getters were designated as finalists. The winner will be announced Wednesday, June 20, during the 2018 NHL Awards™ presented by Hulu at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

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Masterton Trophy

Masterton Trophy finalists unveiled

Boyle, Luongo, Jordan Staal up for award honoring perseverance, sportsmanship, dedication to hockey @NHL

Brian Boyle (New Jersey Devils), Roberto Luongo (Florida Panthers) and Jordan Staal (Carolina Hurricanes) were named Saturday as the three finalists for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy. The award is presented annually to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.

The winner will be announced during the 2018 NHL Awards presented by Hulu at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas in June 20.

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Islanders Make Big Impact in Community in 2017-18

A look back at the Islanders work in the community in the 2017-18 season

by New York Islanders Community Relations NYIslanders / New York Islanders

In some ways, the New York Islanders are more than just a hockey team. 

From Bayport to Brooklyn, the Islanders are active members of the community, doing what they can off the ice to make a difference. This season, the Islanders raised over $1M this season for community initiatives through events, fundraisers and donations to the Islanders Children's Foundation. 
"It's nice to be a part of something bigger," Scott Mayfield said. "Sometimes we get entrenched in hockey and that's our life and our world, but at the same time there's more out there."

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NHL Insider

Hall helps cancer patient's wish come true

Devils forward helps provide unforgettable experience for 12-year-old fan

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / Staff Writer

NEWARK, N.J. -- New Jersey Devils forward Taylor Hall called cancer patient Nahum Flores his "good luck charm" following a 4-3 comeback victory against the Carolina Hurricanes at Prudential Center on Tuesday.

For Nahum, 12, watching his favorite player get three assists while seated with family and friends, was a dream come true.

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Preds Grant Wish of Young Fan, Sign Him to Lifetime Contract

Predators Ink Devin Roque to Endless, Priceless Deal as Part of Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee, Nashville Predators Foundation Collaboration

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

Make-A-Wish: Devin Roque

Devin Roque has his wish granted, signs with Preds

Devin Roque, an eight-year-old currently battling cancer, signs with the Preds and has his wish granted

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Devin Roque was hooked.

One trip to Bridgestone Arena, one glance of Pekka Rinne, one experience that only hockey can provide - that was it. He wanted nothing more than to play the game.

And then they got the diagnosis.

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Short Shifts

Predators Hockey Fights Cancer honoree brings the big celebration

Young Kendall James, in remission after 43 weeks of treatment, opts for exploding fist bump @NHL

Preds honor Hockey Fights Cancer

NJD@NSH: Preds hold Hockey Fights Cancer puck drop

Hockey Fights Cancer ambassador Kendall James joins Brian Boyle and Roman Josi for a ceremonial puck drop at Bridgestone Arena

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Kendall James definitely knows how to celebrate.

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Coyotes, FOX Sports Arizona Raise $50,000 for Phoenix Children's Hospital

by Dave Vest @davest4yotes / Coyotes Sr. Director of News Content

GLENDALE -- The Coyotes, working in conjunction with FOX Sports Arizona, raised $50,000 for Phoenix Children's Hospital thanks to an in-game telethon staged during the network's broadcast of Thursday's game against the Minnesota Wild.

"The generosity of our fans never ceases to amaze us," said Olivia Matos, the executive director of the Arizona Coyotes Foundation. "We are so appreciative of their giving hearts. Phoenix Children's Hospital has provided so many children with hope, healing and comfort, and we are proud to support it in any way we can."

All money raised during the broadcast will help fund the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at PCH. The new state-of-the-art building has allowed the hospital to expand the Center, and meet the demand for the growing number of patients it treats each year. 

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Hockey Fights Cancer

Boyle's mother inspired by cancer-surviving son

New Jersey center was diagnosed with leukemia prior to training camp

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / Staff Writer

NEWARK, N.J. -- Judy Boyle said her son is a survivor.

The mother of 13 children knew New Jersey Devils center Brian Boyle would return to the ice after learning he had been diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia prior to training camp this season.

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Short Shifts

Rakell hosts honorary member of Ducks at All-Star Weekend

Cancer patient, 17, joins forward for festivities in Tampa

by Cristina Ledra @cledra / Staff Writer

TAMPA -- Katie Hawley's adventures as an honorary member of the Anaheim Ducks continued through the 2018 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend, as the 17-year-old joined forward Rickard Rakell for everything from Media Day to the red carpet.

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